Patrons: Bill Beaumont, Mark Lawrenson & Tisha Merry Reg Charity No: 512186

Freemasons make generous donation to St Catherine’s Hospice

A generous donation made to St Catherine’s by the Leyland group of Freemasons has contributed towards a useful new cleaning machine on the hospice’s inpatient unit.

The Lostock Hall charity has invested in new cleaning equipment for hospice floors, which prevents them from becoming slippery and speeds up the process for the hard-working housekeeping team.

Charity steward Jeff Lucas of the Cuerden Lodge, and chairman of the Leyland St Andrew’s Lodge Chris Blackwell visited St Catherine’s to see how the group’s £2,400 donation is benefitting patients.

The donation was made as part of the Masonic Charitable Foundation’s contributions to hospices across the country, generated from member donations, special occasions such as anniversary celebrations, raffles and more.

Lorraine Charlesworth, director of community and income at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “We’re so grateful for the wonderful, continued support of the Leyland Masonic Group, and this year’s donation has made a fantastic difference to our work as we’ve purchased a much-needed floor cleaning machine for the inpatient unit. It means that our floors can be cleaned quickly with minimum disruption, assisting in our infection prevention efforts, and the equipment polishes as well as cleans it so it doesn’t become slippery. 

“I’d like to say thank you to Jeff and Chris for visiting the hospice and finding out more about our important work, as we aim to provide patients and their loved ones with a good quality of life through our specialist palliative and end-of-life care.”

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